Greetings from Mexico,
This past month, Sarah and I were able to celebrate our 21st anniversary by traveling south to the amazing city of Guadalajara! Guadalajara is not only beautiful and historic, but it is also the 2nd largest city in Mexico with over 8 million residents!
Downtown Guadalajara is also famous for their Spanish language courses. To take advantage of that, I attended a Advanced Spanish language course, which I attended each morning from 9am to 1pm! This small international class had 5 students, 1 each from Morocco, Poland, Germany, the US, and Mexico! (Me 🙂 ) Although the class was a challenge, studying the different advanced verb tenses each day was beneficial and I learned a lot!
Another reason for visiting Guadalajara was to spend time with our good friends Pastor Lalo and Linda Fernandez and their two young children. We were blessed to send this family out to church plant nearly two years ago and they have done an amazing job planting their church, Esperanza Viva! (Living hope)
Throughout the week, we were able to spend quality time ministering and praying together all the while enjoying the delicious regional cuisine!
A special highlight for me was to teach their church’s midweek service in Spanish! Although I have been fluent in Spanish for a few years, because we are a bilingual church here in Rosarito, I rarely get the opportunity to teach only in Spanish! I taught on forgiveness and the 30 in attendance seemed attentive and I didn’t get to many confused looks, so I guess they could understand me fine.
Sarah was also able to host the ladies in the fellowship for a ladies tea! During her teaching, Sarah shared her testimony here in Mexico, and using the Psalms, encouraged the ladies to believe in and follow God’s good plan for their lives! The ladies had a special prayer time afterwards and the ladies left encouraged and many of their hearts were touched by the Lord!
We consider it a huge privilege to travel to our church plants and when we do, we not only represent our church, but you as our ministry partners. We want to once again thank you for partnering with us as your missionaries here in Mexico! It is through your prayers that God meets our spiritual needs, and through your financial giving that God provides our physical needs. We love you and appreciate your partnership!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would continue to bless the church plant in Guadalajara!
#2- That God would provide financially for our family and church in Rosarito!
#1- Praise the Lord for a blessed and fruitful anniversary trip to Guadalajara!
#2- Praise God for provision and for the progress on our church’s new patios and sanctuary expansion!
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